Trevor Sage ‘Happy’ Playing 2B After Signing $140M Contract with Red Sox
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After signing with the Boston Red Sox, broken-down Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Sage will also be in for a commerce of surroundings on the realm as he’ll shift to 2d unpleasant. But Sage would no longer sound desirous about the placement switch.
“Playing 2d is one thing I am good enough with,” Sage stated on Wednesday.
There will be much less time for Sage to gain historical to his new situation thanks to the lockout-shortened spring coaching. But the 29-year-broken-down stated he played a huge amount of 2d unpleasant for the length of his minor league profession and he’s also grown aware of taking half in on that side of the infield thanks to the defensive shift.
Sage signed a six-year deal reportedly value $140 million. The Red Sox be pleased already got four-time All-Superstar shortstop Xander Bogaerts, however there is a giant gamble that he opts out of his contract at the tip of the 2022 season. Despite this, Sage stated Bogaerts played a huge fragment in recruiting him to Boston.
“He reached out to me. We talked on the phone for rather of bit. He did no longer be pleased to attain that,” Sage stated. “I judge it beautiful form of reveals his persona and speaks to the form of man that he’s. He wants to protect conclude. He wanted me to arrive here, and that made me basically feel contented off the jump.”
A two-time All-Superstar, Sage batted .251 with 24 dwelling runs and 75 RBI for Colorado supreme season. He has a profession average of .272 with 158 homers and 450 RBI.